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Charming Bratislava

Flavours of Slovakia

Bratislava, formerly Pressburg, is the capital of Slovakia, and the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries.

Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It is home to several museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural institutions.

Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town consists of two squares, Hlavne namestie and Hviezdoslavovo namestie.

Bratislava's Town Hall is a complex of three buildings that hosts the Bratislava City Museum.

Cathedrals and churches include the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral which served as the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1563 and 1830.

One of the most prominent structures in the city is Bratislava Castle, situated 85 metres above the Danube. In 1811, the castle was accidentally destroyed by fire and left as a ruin until the 1950s, when it was rebuilt mostly in its former Theresian style.

The recently renovated Devin Castle is on top of a rock where the Morava River enters the Danube. It is one of the most important Slovak archaeological sites and contains a museum dedicated to its history.

The most famous modern landmark of Bratislava is the Slovak National Uprising with an UFO shaped restaurant on its top.

Charming and chill during the day, Bratislava becomes a totally different place at night. Rumours are that even some tourists who are staying in Vienna cross the border to party at the Slovak hotspots. Flavours of Slovakia.

An unusual one is a club located deep in a former military bunker, underneath Bratislava Castle.

The cultural centre Dunaj has live concerts, night clubs with terraces offering great view of the Old Town.

Visitors of Slovakia should taste the typical Slovak food. But there is no real "Slovak cuisine"! However, there are meals that you would encounter more often in Slovakia than elsewhere in the world, it is a mix of Austrian, Czech and Hungarian cuisine.

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